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Percy B. Eckhart Travel Footage: North Cape Cruise 1933

Catalog Data

Physical description:
reference one hour 52 minutes silent b&w DVD
archival original 4 film rolls (3,050 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Europe
Czechoslovakia
Austria
Sweden
Germany
Russia
Norway
Finland
Denmark
Date:
1933
Notes:
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Supplementary materials: Family biographical information
Percy Bernard Eckhart was born in 1877 in Lake Forest, Illinois and died in 1969 in Lake Placid, New York. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He was a lawyer including being legal counsel for the Art Institute of Chicago, a prolific oil painter and supporter of the arts.
Donated by Wendy Williams in 2017
Summary:
Footage of cruise visiting Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Activities depicted include cruise ship life; landscapes and harbors; monumental buildings and ruins, including interior shots; and folk reenactments, dances, and traditional dress. Street scenes provide glimpses of local people's daily activities not performed for tourists, including harvesting fish and farmers' markets. Filming locations as noted on film reels include: Iceland; Norway (Romsdalshorn, Lynsenset, Lapps, Trondheim, AĚŠndalsnes, Merok, Stolkjarres, Svartisen, Oye, Stalheim, Bergen, Oslo, Visby); Finland (Helsingfors/Helsinki); Russia (Leningrad); Sweden (Stockholm); Denmark (Copenhagen); Germany (Berlin); Czech Republic (Prague, Frenstadt); Austria (Salzburg).
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Tourism  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Ruins  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2017.5.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393836